NEW ZEALAND- South Island Part II 3rd-15th Dec December 29th 2008 Our journey of the South Island continued into the Catlins where we stayed in the lovely Curio Bay where we saw the graceful Hector's dolphins in Porpoise Bay and Yellow eyed Penguins returning to nest on the beach which also contained the Petrified forest.
The sleepy Otago Peninsula further up along the east coast had a very cornish feel to it. Here we saw more impressive wild life including t ... read more
Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Curio Bay The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.D. 800. In 1840, their chieftains entered into a compact with Britain, the Treaty of Waitangi, in which they ceded sovereignty to Queen Victoria while retaining territorial rights. In that same year... ... read more